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Un atelier magdalénien de sculpture de la stéatite au Rocher de la Caille (Loire) ?

Abstract : The open air Magdalenian site of Rocher de la Caille (Loire), excavated from 1970 to 1982, was a hunting camp situated slightly upstream from a ford in the Loire. It was not however, a simple hunting stand, as it has yielded the remains of a flint-knapping workshop, engraved schist plaquettes and of small containers with engraved notches and reticulated decorations. These containers were manufactured in steatite (or talc) whose closest known source is 50 to 80 km distant. The small number of known comparable objects (with respect to raw material and/or decoration) are briefly presented. Traceological examination and experimentation have allowed the reconstruction of the operational chain for the production and decoration of the containers from Rocher de la Caille. Discussion focuses on whether these objects were abandoned where they were manufactured or were brought to the site as already-finished objects.
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Sophie A. de Beaune. Un atelier magdalénien de sculpture de la stéatite au Rocher de la Caille (Loire) ?. M. Lejeune et A.-C Welté. L'Art du Paléolithique supérieur, Actes du colloque 8, XIVe Congrès de l'Union internationale des sciences préhistoriques et protohistoriques (UISPP), 2-8 sept. 2001, Liège, ERAUL, pp.177-186, 2004. ⟨halshs-00407484⟩



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